The PAAC Fellowship


The PAAC Fellowship is a 10-month intentional online learning community that will run from August 2020 through June 2021. Now in its third year, the fellowship aims to educate PAACs about our history, intersectionalities, and activism with the goal of developing a more integrated PAAC identity and deeper relationships with fellow PAACs. Every month, we’ll focus on a different topics and frameworks of interest to PAACs:  Asian American history, Asian American theology, Asian American psychology, PAAC political action, and more.

  • Every month, on a Saturday (9am PT/12pm ET), we’ll have a 2-hour live webinar with an expert in the field.
  • Every week, on a weekday evening, fellows will meet in their online small groups, where they will process weekly readings and discussion questions curated by that month’s speaker.
  • In June of 2021, fellows will gather in Seattle for a time of in-person learning and community during PAAC conference. (We encourage you to apply for the fellowship even if you aren’t sure if you will be able to participate in this part of the program in person.)

Fees and Scholarships

Tuition: $550, plus the cost of reading materials, due on September 1, 2020. Payment plans can be arranged if needed.

We highly encourage fellows to apply for scholarships if cost is a barrier to participating in the fellowship. A separate scholarship application page will be provided, due at the same time as the fellowship application.


Applications open: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Application deadline: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Extended deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020

Space is limited and fellows will be accepted on a rolling basis, so applying early is strongly encouraged.

The application includes:

  1. Personal information
  2. Three essay questions
  3. Small group scheduling questions
  4. Two reference letters, one from someone who can speak to your engagement with your faith (a friend, a mentor, a pastor) and one from someone who knows you well. We suggest that you request letters as soon as possible.
  5. Optional scholarship application

Fellowship Schedule

August 29: Introduction and Facilitation Training

Part 1: Theoretical Foundations
September: Asian American History (Tim Tseng, PhD)
October: Asian American Theologies (Kwok Pui-Lan, ThD)
November: Faith and Political Action (Tisha Rajendra, PhD)

Part 2: Understanding Intersectionalities
January: Asian Americans and Race (Bianca Mabute-Louie, MA)
February: Disability Justice (Simon Ma, MD)
March: Gender and Sexuality (Michael Campos, PhD)

Part 3: Praxis
April: Asian Americans and Mental Health (Jessica ChenFeng, PhD)
May: History of PAAC Action and AAPI Heritage Month (Rev. Laura Cheifetz)
June: Topic TBD at the PAAC Fellows’ Conference Session in Seattle

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

The PAAC Fellowship FAQ can be found here. Testimonials from past fellows can be found here. Please direct any further questions or comments to the PAAC Fellowship email ( and we will address them as soon as possible!

Applications are open now!